Pride Fest

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With over 35,000 attendees from all walks of life, Memphis Pride Fest offers a rare opportunity to engage thousands of LGBTQ+ consumers and their friends & families from across the region.

Event Overview

Memphis Pride Fest is the single largest gathering for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies in the Mid-South. While the Festival and Pride Parade are the cornerstones of Memphis Pride Fest, the entire celebration (known as Memphis Pride Fest Weekend) spans 4 days beginning with Drag N Drive, a dance party on Friday Night, the signature festival and parade on Saturday, and winding down with a Drag Brunch on Sunday. Memphis Pride Fest is held the first weekend of June. Dates are announced early in the year. Promotions and details typically begin rolling out about 60 days prior to the event.

Drag N Drive

This event sold out quickly last year, so make sure you get tickets as soon as they are available. 

We will be showing To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar!

Host Justin Allen Tate and Will Ryder

Performers: Brenda Newport, Kaiyla JonVier Dickerson, Zoey Adams, Will Ryder, Macc Onner, Mariah Kelly West. Shiklina, and Jade Porchett!

Gates open at 7 pm

The movie starts at 8 pm

Drag Show starts at 10 pm

Tickets will be $35 per vehicle and will be on sale soon!

Friday Night fun

The Big Gay Dance Party is coming back!

For the last several years we have teamed up with Friends for Life to bring you the Big Gay Dance Party. Because of COVID we haven’t had one in a few years but we are happy to have this event back!

This year the Big Gay Dance Party will be held at the Crosstown Theatre!

Get your tickets now!!

See you on the dance floor!!

The Festival

The Pride Festival is a diverse and community-friendly festival that includes live entertainment on 2 stages,  over 150 vendors, a food truck park, a car show, kids area, adult area, VIP lounge, free and discreet HIV screenings, and more. With the support of our generous sponsors and community partners, we work to keep this celebration going!

This year we will be charging $1 for tickets, which will be available soon!

Register for your booth space today!

The Pride Parade

What would Pride be without a big, bold, colorful parade? The annual Memphis Pride Parade draws a massive audience and offers a production like no other. The Parade Steps off at 4th and Beale and makes its way through the historic Beale Street Entertainment District. Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor of the Parade First Horizon!

The procession features over 100 units with 3,000+ participants of all ages and backgrounds including church groups, performing arts groups, museums, high school & college groups, senior groups, non-profit organizations, city & county leaders, local businesses, and corporate brands including St. Jude, Nike, New York Life, T-Mobile, Ikea, FedEx, International Paper, AutoZone, Terminix, Kroger, Lowes,  Gold Strike Casino, and many more.

Register for your parade entry today!

The Grand Marshal's Drag Brunch

Why not end Pride weekend with a Drag Brunch Celebrating our amazing Grand Marshals!

We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with our friends at The Jerry Lee Lewis Cafe for an amazing Brunch!

We will be announcing more details very soon, but for now make sure you add this to your calendar!

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